Bulgaria Secret: UFO Building

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Bulgaria is one of Europe’s great roadtrip secrets. In places like Veliko Tarnovo, you can rent cars for as little as $25/day. Roads cross mountain ranges, and buffalo yogurt stands and woodcutter towns and weird monuments like the one below. Years ago I bought a great old Soviet 35mm camera for about $20 at a flea market in Sofia, Bulgaria. Sometimes I remember … Read on

On CNN International

‘UNUSUAL’ IS THE NEW USUALSomething unusual happened to me last week. I got invited onto CNN International’s morning broadcast with Anjali Rao to talk about ‘unusual travel.’ That meant make-up, sitting with other guests in a compact ‘green room’ and talking with one’s fiancee (a Hawaiian living in Las Vegas) before staring into a blank monitor and talking about life in the world’s … Read on